Chung Hae Moon

Executive Vice President of AON BGN LLC / Former Korean Ambassador to Thailand

Amb Chung Hae Moon retired from the Foreign Service of the Republic of Korea in 2011 after 34 years of distinguished career that spanned four different continents, including Asia, North America, Europe and Africa. Amb Chung has since engaged in a variety of activities to share his experience and knowledge with the society as a whole. He is currently teaching as visiting professor at the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies, Kyung Hee University and is concurrently working to advise a Korean investment firm named AON BGN LLC on its business operations in Vietnam. Presently, he is also serving as a member of policy advisory committee of the Ministry of Personnel Management. His sharp interest in various global affairs enabled him to write a regular column for the Seoul Shinmun for almost two years, beginning July 2013.


Prior to his appointment as the Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre in March 2012 and his retirement from the Korean diplomatic service in Nov. 2011, Mr. Chung served as the Ambassador of the ROK to Thailand from 2008 to 2011, and the Ambassador of the ROK to Greece from 2004 to 2006. During his 34 years of diplomatic career he served as the Minister of the Embassy of the ROK to Austria and the Permanent Mission of the ROK to the International Organizations in Vienna; and Counsellor of the Embassy of the ROK to the United States. His assignments also included Deputy Director General of Regional Trade Bureau as well as Director of the Southeast Asia Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

정해문 대사는 34년간 아시아, 북미, 유럽 및 아프리카 등 4개 대륙에 걸친 외교관 생활을 마감하고 2011년 은퇴하였다. 정대사는 퇴임후 다양한 활동에 종사하면서 그간 쌓아올린 경험과 지식을 우리사회 각계와 공유하고 있다. 현재 경희대학교 평화복지대학원 초빙교수로, 베트남 사업에 큰 비중을 두고 있는 투자회사 AON BGN LLC 의 고문으로, 인사혁신처 정책자문위원으로 활동하고 있다. 글로벌 이슈에 대한 관심은 그로 하여금 2013. 7월부터 거의 2년간 서울신문 칼럼니스트의 길을 걷게 했다.

정대사는 2012. 3월 한.아세안센터 사무총장 임명 전과 2011. 11월 외교부 은퇴 전에는 주 태국 대사와 주 그리스 대사를 역임하였으며, 그 전에는 주오스트리아 대사관 겸 주 비엔나 국제기구 대표부 공사와 주 미국 대사관 참사관으로 근무하였다. 또한 외교부 본부의 지역통상국심의관과 동남아시아 과장을 역임하였다.